I am a retired New York State Certified Spanish teacher with over 30 years of experience at the high school and middle school level in Westchester County and Orange County. I have taught Level 1 through level 4, College Spanish, AP Spanish Literature and Culture and AP Spanish Language and Culture.
Languages are my passion and I also have a reading knowledge of French and Italian. I employ a communicative approach to teaching Spanish where I stress Listening and speaking skills but also teach grammar in order to help students learn to write in Spanish and achieve better scores on tests.
When I teach a topic in Spanish, I always take them apart and break them down into easier chunks making it easier to learn. Additionally, I create mnemonic devices to help facilitate learning grammar and to give students an easier way of memorizing.
Before each lesson, I assess the students knowledge and then create an individualized lesson plan. I provide individual and group lessons during the morning and afternoon at your home or at a mutually convenient location.
I am a dynamic individual who will create a customized curriculum for you and help you reach your goals. Whatever your age, you will begin learning from the moment we begin the lesson .